North Buncombe High School in Flat Creek Township, NC - Niche

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North Buncombe High School is a public school in Flat Creek Township, North Carolina. It has 1,103 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 51% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 76 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

890 Clarks Chapel Rd
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-4221

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3.6 from 76 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Too many doors have been found unlocked during class time.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Many academic changes need to be made. Make a set number of hours available for students who find a particular subject difficult,to get some one on one instruction.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Not enough special attention or assistance given to students struggling to understand a certain subject.Even going into the classroom in early am is not utilized well by the teachers. The supportive alliance that should extend between parents is sometimes almost non-existent!
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Most of the activities focus on sports and there is not a ton for those who are more interested in the arts and academia. There are options, but the clubs are neglected.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: After transferring to a state boarding school and meeting other kids from different parts of North Carolina, I realized how lucky I was to go to North Buncombe. Many of the teachers are wonderful and the classes are, for most people, appropriately challenging. The food is not the best, but there is free breakfast.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 North Buncombe Elementary School Public
2.66 North Windy Ridge School Public
2.66 North Buncombe Middle School Public
Mt. Sheba Christan Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Weaverville Primary School Public
2.66 Weaverville Elementary School Public
The New Classical Academy Private, Montessori
Carolina Christian School Private, Religious
Little Ivy Baptist Academy Private, Religious
3.00 North Asheville Christian School Private, Religious
1.66 Mars Hill Elementary School Public
2.33 Madison Early College High School Public
2.66 Barnardsville Elementary School Public
Asheville Catholic School Private, Religious
3.33 Ira B. Jones Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.66 Woodfin Elementary School Public
3.00 Odyssey Community School Private, Alternative
3.00 Claxton Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.66 West Buncombe Elementary School Public
2.33 Clyde A. Erwin Middle School Public
Adonai Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Madison High School Public
2.00 Clyde A. Erwin High School Public
2.00 Eblen Intermediate Public
Hanger Hall School Private, All-Girls
3.33 Isaac Dickson Elementary School Public, Magnet
2.33 Emma Elementary School Public
3.00 Evergreen Community Charter School Public, Charter

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Madison High School 8 mi. 645
2.00 Clyde A. Erwin High School 9 mi. 1,254
3.33 Asheville High School 12 mi. 1,047
2.66 A.C. Reynolds High School 14 mi. 1,407
2.66 Charles D. Owen High School 13 mi. 789

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

North Buncombe High School United States A.C. Reynolds High School Asheville High School Charles D. Owen High School Clyde A. Erwin High School Madison High School
White 86.0% 51.0% 75.0% 57.0% 81.0% 69.0% 95.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 7.0% 5.0% 7.0% 16.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 5.0% 7.0% 5.0% 4.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0%
African American 0% 15.0% 9.0% 27.0% 3.0% 7.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 29.8%
Grade 10 25.4%
Grade 11 22.0%
Grade 12 22.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 46% Yes
  • 38% Not sure.
  • 15% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 70% Great teachers and strict no bulling policy.
  • 30% Community

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 23% Lack of diversity
  • 23% Disrespectful students
  • 23% The arts (band, chorus, theatre) are underfunded
  • 15% Sports are over-funded
  • 8% Group work and projects encourage socialism
  • 8% Bullying

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Overqualified teachers
  • 12% Safety
  • 12% Disengaged teachers; most are cluless

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Average
  • 33% Great
  • 11% Sub-standard

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Everyone is very welcoming for the most part
  • 40% Try to meet everyone
  • 20% Know the culture of the area first.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.